Read by QxMD icon Read

Acupuncture Review

Saiyun Hou, Billy Huh, Hee Kee Kim, Kyung-Hoon Kim, Salahadin Abdi
BACKGROUND: Chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) is a commonly encountered disease entity following chemotherapy for cancer treatment. Although only duloxetine is recommended by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for the treatment of CIPN in 2014, the evidence of the clinical outcome for new pharmaceutic therapies and non-pharmaceutic treatments has not been clearly determined. OBJECTIVE: To provide a comprehensive review and evidence-based recommendations on the treatment of CIPN...
November 2018: Pain Physician
Liwei Shi, Ling Feng, Yanan Yang, Xiaowen Li, Meizhen Zhang, Yueying Zhang, Qing Ni
BACKGROUND: Prediabetes is prevalent and significantly increases lifetime risk of progression to type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Acupuncture has been increasingly used for prediabetes in China but its effect is unclear. We aim to assess the efficacy and safety of acupuncture in preventing or delaying incident diabetes among individuals with prediabetes. METHODS: The following 8 databases will be searched from inception to September 1, 2018: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) on the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Embase, Chinese National Knowledge Infrastructure database, Chinese Biomedical Literature database, Chinese Scientific Journal database, Wan Fang database, and Clinical Trials...
November 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jie Yang, Jiao Chen, Mingxiao Yang, Siyi Yu, Li Ying, Guan J Liu, Yu-Lan Ren, James M Wright, Fan-Rong Liang
BACKGROUND: Elevated blood pressure (hypertension) affects about one billion people worldwide. It is important as it is a major risk factor for stroke and myocardial infarction. However, it remains a challenge for the medical profession as many people with hypertension have blood pressure (BP) that is not well controlled. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine theory, acupuncture has the potential to lower BP. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness and safety of acupuncture for lowering blood pressure in adults with primary hypertension...
November 14, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Hong Wei Zhang, Zhi Xiu Lin, Fan Cheung, William Chi-Shing Cho, Jin-Ling Tang
BACKGROUND: Moxibustion, a common treatment in traditional Chinese medicine, involves burning herbal preparations containing Artemisia vulgaris on or above the skin at acupuncture points. Its intended effect is to enhance body function, and it could reduce the side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and improve quality of life (QoL) in people with cancer. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of moxibustion for alleviating side effects associated with chemotherapy, radiotherapy or both in people with cancer...
November 13, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Sandra Grace, Larisa Barnes, Wayne Reilly, Ann Vlass, Patrick de Permentier
OBJECTIVES: Naturopathy and dietetics have evolved as two separate but parallel professions that use diet to promote optimal health and manage many illnesses and diseases. Given the increasing recognition of the influence of diet on health outcomes, there is increasing demand for the services of both professions. The aim of this research was to investigate similarities and differences between naturopathic and dietetic approaches to functional bowel disorders (FBDs). DESIGN: For this integrative review AMED, CINAHL, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, EMBASE, Medline and PubMed databases were searched for articles that focused on dietetic or naturopathic diagnosis and treatment of food intolerance expressing as a FBD in adults...
December 2018: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Dabin Lee, Hojung Lee, Jiwon Kim, Taehun Kim, Siyun Sung, Jungtae Leem, Tae-Hun Kim
Introduction: Infantile colic is a common condition causing considerable deterioration in the quality of life of both infants and their parents. Minimal acupuncture, a gentle needling technique without strong muscle stimulation, has primarily been used to treat this condition, but the clinical evidence of its efficacy and safety is yet to be established. The objective of this review was to assess clinical evidence of the safety and efficacy of acupuncture for infantile colic. Methods: To identify studies for inclusion, PubMed, Cochrane Library, Google Scholar, China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database, Wanfang, and Oriental Medicine Advanced Searching Integrated System were searched until January 2017...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yong Tang, Hai-Yan Yin, Juan Liu, Patrizia Rubini, Peter Illes
Purinergic signaling has recently been suggested to constitute the cellular mechanism underlying acupuncture-induced analgesia (AA). By extending the original hypothesis on endogenous opioids being released during AA, Geoffrey Burnstock and Maiken Nedergaard supplied evidence for the involvement of purinoceptors (P2 and P1/A1 receptors) in the beneficial effects of AA. In view of certain pain states (e.g. neuropathic pain) which respond only poorly to therapy with standard analgesics, as well as with respect to the numerous unwanted effects of opioids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, it is of great significance to search for alternative therapeutic options...
November 17, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
P Campo-Prieto, G Rodríguez-Fuentes
INTRODUCTION: Phantom limb pain (PLP) is a type of neuropathic pain that affects the territory of an amputated limb or other surgically removed body parts. Between 60% and 90% of amputees suffer from PLP during follow-up. There are a range of therapeutic options for PLP, both pharmacological (gabapentin, amitriptyline, tricyclic antidepressants, etc) and non-pharmacological (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, hypnosis, acupuncture, etc). A widely accepted hypothesis considers PLP to be the consequence of postamputation cortical reorganisation...
November 14, 2018: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
Li-Qiong Wang, Zhuo Chen, Kang Zhang, Ning Liang, Guo-Yan Yang, Lily Lai, Jian-Ping Liu
BACKGROUND: Acupuncture point (acupoint) injection is a common practice in China. Some trials showed that Chinese herbal extracts and/or conventional medication are injected at the Zusanli (ST36) acupoint for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN). The study aimed to assess the effectiveness and safety of acupoint injection for DPN at the ST36 by systematically evaluating the evidence published to date. METHODS: Six databases were searched for randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of ST36 injection for DPN with primary outcome of pain, global symptom improvement, and quality of life...
September 26, 2018: Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine: Research on Paradigm, Practice, and Policy
Sana Ishaque, Jeffrey A Johnson, Sunita Vohra
BACKGROUND: Health-related quality of life (HRQL) is increasingly recognized for its importance in health research. As there is increasing recognition of the inter-individual difference in response to therapeutic interventions, it may be helpful to apply individualized measures of HRQL. The MYMOP is a commonly used example of such measures, although several adaptations have been developed. OBJECTIVE: This review was conducted to identify adaptations of MYMOP, and evaluate the measurement properties of MYMOP and its adaptations...
November 13, 2018: Quality of Life Research
Yiyi Feng, Yuchen Fang, Yiqin Wang, Yiming Hao
Acupoint therapy is one of the therapeutic means in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) concerning acupoints and meridians, including manual acupuncture, electroacupuncture, moxibustion, external application, acupoint injection, and catgut embedding. In the treatment of diabetes and its common chronic complications, acupoint therapy has proved to have specific curative effect and notable advantages. Single or combined with western medicine, it has superior efficacy and less side effects than western medicine alone...
2018: BioMed Research International
Ze-Yu Zhang, Zhe Liu, Hui-Hui Deng, Qin Chen
BACKGROUND: Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia that causes cognitive dysfunction. Acupuncture, an ancient therapy, has been mentioned for the treatment of vascular dementia in previous studies. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of acupuncture in animal models of vascular dementia. METHODS: Experimental animal studies of treating vascular dementia with acupuncture were gathered from Embase, PubMed and Ovid Medline (R) from the dates of the databases' creation to December 2016...
November 13, 2018: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Caroline A Smith, Zewdneh Shewamene, Megan Galbally, Virginia Schmied, Hannah Dahlen
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are common during the antenatal and postnatal period, and are known to have a significant impact on the woman and her unborn infant. Pregnant women state a preference for non-pharmacological treatment options, and use complementary medicines and therapies to manage these symptoms. We examined the effectiveness and safety of these modalities on depression and anxiety during pregnancy. METHODS: CENTRAL, EMBASE and PubMed databases were searched for randomised controlled trials comparing complementary therapies and medicines to a control, for pregnant women with depression or anxiety...
November 6, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
Hyo Sun Roh, Bo Ra Park, Eun Young Jang, Jin Sook Kim, Young S Gwak
Drug addiction is a chronic relapsing disease, which causes serious social and economic problems. The most important trial for the successful treatment of drug addiction is to prevent the high rate of relapse to drug-seeking behaviors. Opponent process as a motivational theory with excessive drug seeking in the negative reinforcement of drug dependence reflects both loss of brain reward system and recruitment of brain stress system. The negative emotional state produced by brain stress system during drug withdrawal might contribute to the intense drug craving and drive drug-seeking behaviors via negative reinforcement mechanisms...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Yin Jiang, Peng Bai, Hao Chen, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Xiao-Yi Tang, He-Qing Chen, Ye-Yin Hu, Xiao-Li Wang, Xin-Yi Li, You-Ping Li, Gui-Hua Tian
Background: Acupuncture is frequently used as an efficient method to prevent and treat migraines. However, its effect on the quality of life remains controversial. Methods: Seven databases, such as PubMed and Cochrane Library were searched to retrieve reference lists of eligible trials and related reviews. Randomized controlled trials that were published in Chinese and English were included. Results: Acupuncture resulted in lower Visual Analog Scale scores than the medication group at 1 month after treatment (MD -1...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
Tae-Hun Kim, Jung Won Kang, Tae Hee Lee
Aromatase inhibitor-associated arthralgia (AIA) is a common problem in breast cancer survivors and is associated with noncompliance with aromatase inhibitor therapy. The aim of this research was to assess the current evidence for the various therapeutic options available for AIA. We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects for systematic reviews of trials investigating treatments for AIA to June 2018. Eligible systematic reviews were subjected to evidence mapping and the randomized controlled trials included in the systematic reviews were hand-searched for a network meta-analysis...
December 2018: Maturitas
Zhu Yi, Yang Yujie, Li Jianan
Spasticity is a motor disorder encountered after upper motor neuron lesions. It adversely affects quality of life in most patients and causes long-term burden of care and has significant financial implications. The effect of conventional therapies for spasticity including physical therapy, surgery, and pharmacotherapy are not always satisfying because of the short-term effects or side effects in some patients. Acupuncture is a part of traditional medicine originating from China. It has been used to resolve functional recovery problems after central nervous system injury for many years in Asian countries and is increasingly popular in western countries...
November 5, 2018: Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Dong-Jie Wu, Hai-Cheng Dong, Tsz-Nga Tang, Shi-Feng Zhu
BACKGROUND: Insomnia is a public sleep disorder defined as a deficiency of sleep quantity or quality. Acupressure is a low-cost treatment that has potential as an insomnia therapy. METHODS: Four databases will be searched from inception to date. The researchers will screen clinical randomized trials of acupressure and auricular acupuncture for insomnia. The screening of the study, data extraction will be carried out independently by 2 researchers. The specific process will refer to the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Review...
November 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Seungwon Kwon, Woo-Sang Jung, Seungbo Yang, Chul Jin, Seung-Yeon Cho, Seong-Uk Park, Sang-Kwan Moon, Jung-Mi Park, Chang-Nam Ko, Ki-Ho Cho, Min-Jeong Park
Anticoagulant therapy is used to reduce the risk of thromboembolic events in patients with atrial fibrillation. Warfarin has been the traditional anticoagulant but is difficult to use because of its narrow therapeutic window. Recently, newer oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been developed. However, bleeding continues to be a significant complication. The objective of this study was to assess the safety of acupuncture in patients taking NOACs. The medical records in the Stroke Center at Kyung Hee University Korean Medicine Hospital were retrospectively reviewed to identify patients who had received acupuncture between January 2017 and September 2017...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Shan Chen, Siyou Wang, Lihua Xuan, Hanti Lu, Zhikai Hu, Chao Zhang, Huifang Zhang
INTRODUCTION: Electroacupuncture at 'four sacral points', also known as electrical pudendal nerve stimulation therapy, combines the advantages of pudendal nerve neuromodulation and the technique of deep insertion of long acupuncture needles. It has been used to treat stress urinary incontinence, female urgency-frequency syndrome, idiopathic urgency urinary incontinence and neurological bladders in previous studies. Here, we describe the protocol for a randomised controlled trial for evaluation of the efficacy and safety of electroacupuncture at 'four sacral points' for the management of urinary incontinence after stroke...
November 5, 2018: BMJ Open
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"